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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenhorn View Post
    Love watching Shockey's show, very well done but every episode features stuff I'll never do - being for the most part I'm a regular DIY mostly public land hunter. Any guidance or influence the Shockey types have with our politicians is that that doesn't really cater to us broke dick average guys. Odd that he thinks we all need to just grab each others asses because we go hunting. Hunters potentially losing places to hunt on public land in the lower 48 has no impact to Jim Shockey's hunting plans.

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    Just went and checked this out. There are certain places that this argument does work. 2nd amendment is one of them. However, I agree with you guys. It doesn't work with the public land debate.
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    I would like to hear what Shockey sees as the end-game if federal land is sold off. I cannot imagine any other result than fewer hunters and greatly diminished wildlife (A la Europe). If he can articulate a different perspective and present some reasonable arguments, we can start there. Until then I have to strongly disagree with his endorsements of the land-transfer politicians.

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    How does one "put politics aside" and support a politician??
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    I don't give a crap about any "celebrity's" endorsement (other than Randy Newberg), much less a Canadian. Who the hell would listen to what a foreigner said about how you should vote?

    I bet he knows about as much about America's politics and public land policy as I do about Canada's.
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    "We all need to join together and not speak ill of other hunters!" Spoken by everyone who knows that they're advocating for crap, but still want your support regardless of how it would actually impact your life.

    It's the standard SFW/BGF line on not wanting opposition to your idea, while stil ltrying to make out like you care about average hunters or anglers. I'm all for smash-mouth policy debates. If your idea doesn't stand up to scrutiny by like-mined people, then maybe you shouldn't be advocating for who/or what you are.
    get over it commies..
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    "We all need to join together and not speak ill of other hunters!" Spoken by everyone who knows that they're advocating for crap....."

    And maybe by some who don't know they are advocating for crap??.................

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    It's an effective talking point. It changes the subject and puts to negatives on people who are voicing honest concerns. It's political speak in it's highest form.

    If people don't know they're being used as a tool to advance a bad agenda, are they still tools?
    get over it commies..
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    A loaded question, especially the last four words of it..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Lamb View Post
    It's an effective talking point. It changes the subject and puts to negatives on people who are voicing honest concerns. It's political speak in it's highest form.

    If people don't know they're being used as a tool to advance a bad agenda, are they still tools?
    This has been my issue in getting behind celebrities and other spokesman in the hunting industry. Advocating uniting behind figureheads instead of ideas forces you to espouse everything they do or caveat your way on a myriad of issues. This is why I personal identify as conservative (which is itself now becoming loaded) instead of Republican. In that way I back an idea instead of a person.

    Back this guy (despite his anti stance) should instead be: WE back public lands and here is the list of others who do. If Shockey wants to back public lands and his politico as well, then lets just says that and applaud that.

    However, we do not live in a world where you can simply vote ideas on a ballot, you have to vote the person. But, we can raise the alarm loudly on issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dying4publicland View Post
    ...I realize my singular efforts may not have a huge impact but at least it is action. His sponsors like Yeti and Leupold(sorry Randy) have already received emails from me expressing my displeasure. Don't get me wrong, I think those are great companies with great products but they will not receive one red cent from me while he is either on the payroll or until he changes his tune. I love the free market because it allows me to vote with each and every purchase I make(or don't make.)

    Maybe I am extreme but its just that important to me.
    I admire your undivided devotion though if you follow all the organizations and personalities/TV shows Leupold sponsors / partners with, well they are an extraordinary company! However, within the many, there are aspects within some I disagree.

    https://www.leupold.com/leupold-core/vip-programs
    https://www.leupold.com/leupold-dna/partners
    https://www.leupold.com/leupold-core...ities/pro-team

    And for public lands public figure, the ONLY TV outdoor personality promoted on their website as a fixture... Not on occasion though a set fixture is, Randy Newberg. So imagine all they do in support of your interests.
    https://www.leupold.com/leupold-core...-randy-newberg

    To me, when my $ allows me to dig into one company or another, I look at who most promotes my interests. Made in America, Public Lands promotion among other key interests. If there is one they sponsor/partner that I do not like, I'll let my voice be heard as I did today over our Canadian Shockey, that damn Russki!!! Ehh, Canuck!!! - influencing the naive public regarding our politicians as a foreigner!! <Haha! Joke> I don't intend to hinder the support they provide for the vast others that my purchase power assists.
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    whats the gain for guys like shockey being best friends with these politicians when they have little to no impact on them? Correct me if I am wrong but he runs most of his guided hunts out of Canada right? I am sure when he hunts down here with the rest of us it isn't public land... so whats the gain for him? Slipping him a check for a social media post trying to get like minded individuals to vote for said politician? I guess I just don't see the point of hunting celebs promoting politicians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onpoint View Post
    A loaded question, especially the last four words of it..................
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    get over it commies..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytes View Post
    I admire your undivided devotion though if you follow all the organizations and personalities/TV shows Leupold sponsors / partners with, well they are an extraordinary company! However, within the many, there are aspects within some I disagree.

    -Fwiw
    Sytes,
    Thank for the reply and grounding the conversation. You have some excellent points! It brings it back to my original post. I agree with you that Leupold does some great things. They make great products. They sponsor Randy! They are a great company. I will not argue that at all. That's what makes this hard and hence the post with questions.

    The question I have is where is the line? Its something I think about all the time. Its not a black and white issue. Is the public land transfer issue so important to us that we will stop using a brand, even though we consider that company to be very ethical otherwise? I know most of us consider that transfer of public lands as the ultimate sin in the hunting and fishing world but what are we willing to sacrifice to bring justice? My question is not rhetorical, its genuine.

    I have to throw the caveat on here that I am not picking on Leupold. They are merely a place holder in this conversation. It could be any company or person that is in this position and I really doubt Leupold directed Jim in any way. The sponsors are one of the the conduits to where Sportsman can hold these figures accountable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idahoarcheryhunter View Post
    whats the gain for guys like shockey being best friends with these politicians when they have little to no impact on them? Correct me if I am wrong but he runs most of his guided hunts out of Canada right? I am sure when he hunts down here with the rest of us it isn't public land... so whats the gain for him? Slipping him a check for a social media post trying to get like minded individuals to vote for said politician? I guess I just don't see the point of hunting celebs promoting politicians.
    Get a PLT politician elected, transfer public lands, open US based (Utah in this case) outfitting/guide business using an already well known name (J Shockey) on newly acquired private lands, rake in the money.

    The last word of the above run-on sentence is the answer to your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Lamb View Post
    "We all need to join together and not speak ill of other hunters!" Spoken by everyone who knows that they're advocating for crap, but still want your support regardless of how it would actually impact your life.

    It's the standard SFW/BGF line on not wanting opposition to your idea, while stil ltrying to make out like you care about average hunters or anglers. I'm all for smash-mouth policy debates. If your idea doesn't stand up to scrutiny by like-mined people, then maybe you shouldn't be advocating for who/or what you are.
    Very good point Ben. The PLT in Utah have died down greatly in the last year. The legislature is in session right now and I don't see focus on PLT. The monument correction (yes) and dialogue with Trump-Zinke have ratcheted down the discussion.

    Now is time for people to participate in discussion with elected officials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukes_daddy View Post
    Very good point Ben. The PLT in Utah have died down greatly in the last year. The legislature is in session right now and I don't see focus on PLT. The monument correction (yes) and dialogue with Trump-Zinke have ratcheted down the discussion.

    Now is time for people to participate in discussion with elected officials.
    It's a changing debate. We are idiots if we don't look and see that, and adapt. It's why I've been preaching about the need to actually talk policy and look at areas where there can be agreement for a few years now. PLT is the shiny thing on the right, held out to be the goal, when in reality - politicians and think tanks and the groups that support them get the exact same kind of management regardless of who owns the land - especially with this administration.

    Lots of folks have been trying to have that conversation for decades, only to be shot down by extremists on both sides. On the left, it's the serial litigants. On the right - it's politicians with extreme agendas, buoyed by the likes of Mr. Shockey's ignorant endorsement.
    get over it commies..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schism View Post
    Get a PLT politician elected, transfer public lands, open US based (Utah in this case) outfitting/guide business using an already well known name (J Shockey) on newly acquired private lands, rake in the money.

    The last word of the above run-on sentence is the answer to your question.
    With the CWMU program in UT, there'd be no need for the first two steps. Just write a big enough check to the right landowner.

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    Outside of the various internet hunting forums it is amazing how few people who are sportsman and hunters have no clue or have never even heard about the remote possibility of the transfer of public land lands. When I bring up the topic at a hunting club or when around friends they think I lost my mind or look at me like I have been drinking the coolaide or I have become some conspiracy theorist.

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    Not a Shockey fan but there is one point here that is being overlooked. Being Canadian, he just lost the right to Grizzly hunt on any land in BC due to a simple popular vote. I might would equate that to the 100k+ people importing into CO every year now that DONT hunt being able to do something similar in the future with any animal on a ballot. There is great value in our public lands but without hunting would it mean as much to most as it does now? Don't say for a minute it can't happen here, I'm sure the 10-15% of BC residents that bear hunt thought it couldn't happen there.

    It's disappointing to see some of these things but most people don't try to educate themselves on a matter until it's too late. I'm not sure anyone is going to win him over or influence his sponsors by attaching F bombs, insults, or threats with a comment on public lands, political, or celebrity photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjl2012 View Post
    Not a Shockey fan but there is one point here that is being overlooked. Being Canadian, he just lost the right to Grizzly hunt on any land in BC due to a simple popular vote. I might would equate that to the 100k+ people importing into CO every year now that DONT hunt being able to do something similar in the future with any animal on a ballot. There is great value in our public lands but without hunting would it mean as much to most as it does now? Don't say for a minute it can't happen here, I'm sure the 10-15% of BC residents that bear hunt thought it couldn't happen there.

    It's disappointing to see some of these things but most people don't try to educate themselves on a matter until it's too late. I'm not sure anyone is going to win him over or influence his sponsors by attaching F bombs, insults, or threats with a comment on public lands, political, or celebrity photos.

    The ban wasn't by popular vote. It was made by the party in power who used the excuse that most citizens don't want them hunted when it's actually a bunch of antis just like ones down here in the states that were behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjl2012 View Post
    Not a Shockey fan but there is one point here that is being overlooked. Being Canadian, he just lost the right to Grizzly hunt on any land in BC due to a simple popular vote. I might would equate that to the 100k+ people importing into CO every year now that DONT hunt being able to do something similar in the future with any animal on a ballot. There is great value in our public lands but without hunting would it mean as much to most as it does now? Don't say for a minute it can't happen here, I'm sure the 10-15% of BC residents that bear hunt thought it couldn't happen there.

    It's disappointing to see some of these things but most people don't try to educate themselves on a matter until it's too late. I'm not sure anyone is going to win him over or influence his sponsors by attaching F bombs, insults, or threats with a comment on public lands, political, or celebrity photos.
    Ballot initiatives have already curtailed hunting and trapping opportunities in WA, OR, CA, and other states so I agree that it is still a serious threat. Fin did a great job smashing the trapping ban in MT but CO may be tougher.
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    I think I'm gonna get anxiety with all the issues facing being a hunter/outdoorsman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06 View Post
    The ban wasn't by popular vote. It was made by the party in power who used the excuse that most citizens don't want them hunted when it's actually a bunch of antis just like ones down here in the states that were behind it.
    Just brought this up in another thread. But bans like that in Colorado are going to be facing a tough time passing after Amendment 71 passed in 2016 - making it significantly harder to pass ballot initiatives and change the constitution of the state. I couldn't be happier that Amendmen 71 passed, gonna save a lot of BS headaches in the future for outdoorsmen and many other groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOGIEGOAT View Post
    But bans like that in Colorado are going to be facing a tough time passing after Amendment 71 passed in 2016 - making it significantly harder to pass ballot initiatives and change the constitution of the state. I couldn't be happier that Amendmen 71 passed, gonna save a lot of BS headaches in the future for outdoorsmen and many other groups.
    But keep your eyes open.
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